Johanna Konta vs. Petra Kvitova
|Date & Time||Monday July 8, 2019, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
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Czech tennis superstar, Petra Kvitova has made it into the fourth round at Wimbledon. At this stage of the tournament, Petra Kvitova is set to play against Johanna Konta from the United Kingdom.
Johanna Konta had a big win in the previous round as she defeated Sloane Stephens in 3 sets. Konta lost the opening set but fought back extremely well to win the overall match. During the win, Johanna Konta served exceptionally well. Johanna Konta won 66% of her service points which allowed her to win 92% of her service games. Konta also won 3 return games to secure a comfortable win.
Johanna Konta has been in outstanding form over the past few months as she made the semifinals of the French Open and the final of the Italian Open. Konta is playing on home soil. With all that in mind, Johanna Konta will be tough to beat.
On the other side of the coin, Petra Kvitova defeated Magda Linette in straight sets in the previous round. Kvitova served exceptionally well during the win as she won 75% of her service points which allowed her to win 100% of her service games.
It has been a very good tournament for Petra Kvitova as she has won all of her matches in straight sets. Kvitova missed the French Open as she was injured. With a lack of court time in recent times, Kvitova may be tested by Johanna Konta.
Petra Kvitova and Johanna Konta have played each other 4 times in the past. Kvitova has won on 3 occasions while Konta has won once. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the Birmingham Classic where Petra Kvitova won in straight sets. Johanna Konta defeated Petra Kvitova in 2016 at the Eastbourne International.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Johanna Konta to win this match. Konta has been in outstanding form and she has the added bonus of playing on home soil. Kvitova has played well in this tournament but she is lacking court time due to an injury which forced her to miss the French Open. Johanna Konta is a dark horse to win this tournament and I see her being good enough to win this match.